Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 10:04AM
Gather your Materials:
- double sided fusible web (I used a very lightweight Pellon Wonder Under Transfer Web)
- flexible cardboard cover notebooks (I used a mix of Moleskine Plain Kraft Cahier notebooks, and recycled cardboard notebooks found at Target)
- fabric of your choice (this is a great scrap buster if you use small pocket notebooks)
Get to work:
- Lay lightweight double sided fusible webbing out on a flat surface, rough side down. Open cardboard covered notebook to the middle and place on top of the fusible webbing. Holding the notebook flat with one hand, trace the notebook's outline on the fusible webbing.
- Cut fusible webbing along the outline of the notebook you just drew in step 1. If the fusible webbing is all wrinkly don't worry. All wrinkles and kinks will disappear when pressed in the next step.
- Choose your fabric, making sure that you have enough to cover your notebook. Then press fabric, removing all wrinkles.
- Lay your fabric on your ironing board, wrong side up. Be mindful of how you orient your fabric if your fabric is directional, or has a certain pattern that you want to feature. For example, for this blue notebook I wanted to make sure that the "Hello my friend!" was on the front of the notebook, so I took care to orient my fabric appropriately in this step.
- Press rough side of fusible webbing to wrong side of fabric.
- Cut along the outline of the fusible webbing.
- Peel paper backing off of the fusible webbing.
- Lay your cardboard notebook, open with pages facing down, on your ironing board and place the wrong/sticky side of the your fabric on the cardboard.
- Press fabric onto cardboard notebook from the center binding out. Carefully press out all wrinkles.
- If notebook has buckled a bit under the heat of your iron, then fold notebook while warm and press under a stack of heavy books or magazines for a few hours.
- Once the notebook has returned to its regular form, trim any excess fabric from edges, or pull loose strings to create a slightly frayed look.